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Kentucky Derby Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #pie contains #chocolatechips & #pecans. It's absolutely amazing. #chocolate #dessert #KentuckyDerby

Kentucky Derby Pie

Teresa Ambra
Kentucky Derby Pie is so mouthwatering and delicious! This rich, decadent and amazing pie tastes like Toll House Cookies in pie form! Great as a company dessert and only takes a few minutes to prepare. If you enjoy Chocolate Chip Cookies, you'll like them even better as a pie.
3.43 from 217 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Pies/Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Servings 8
Calories 541 kcal


  • 1 9-inch pie plate
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons


  • 2 large eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour Bleached flour toughens baked goods
  • 1 cup chocolate chips I prefer semi-sweet chocolate chips over milk-chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecans full halves are best
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled (1 stick)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 unbaked pie shell


  • Melt butter in large bowl in microwave oven.
  • Cool about five minutes.
  • Add granulated sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla and pecans.
  • When mixture is no longer warm (from butter being in microwave), add chocolate chips.
  • (If you add the chips too early they will melt and the pie will not turn out right).
  • Pour into unbaked pie shell.
  • Bake at 350° for about 40-45 minutes, until set.
  • You may have to cover the crust or top of pie with foil to prevent getting too dark.


NOTE: It is imperative that the butter be melted and completely cooled before adding the chocolate chips. Otherwise, the chips will melt and not hold the proper texture.
NOTE: Semi-sweet chocolate chips seem to work better than milk-chocolate chips in this recipe.
NOTE: When I remade the pie I had a really large deep dish (almost 12" pie plate). I ended up having to make two batches of filling to fill the pie plate. This meant I had to cook the pie a LOT longer to get it cooked all the way through (almost a half hour). That's too long for the chocolate chips. They really ended up melting more than they should have. This recipe is better in a small 9" pie plate and baked about 40-45 minutes (no longer!). That way the chocolate chips hold the correct texture in the pie rather than melting.
NOTE: This pie tastes better with pure vanilla extract rather than imitation vanilla.
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Calories: 541kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 5gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 166mgFiber: 2gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 429IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate, chocolate chips, chocolate dessert, dessert, pecans, pie
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